A resident of Blenheim and formerly of Erieau, Russ Brown passed away peacefully with his family at his side at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Chatham Campus on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at the age of 80.
Born in Leamington, Russ was the son of the late Thomas and Evelyn (Dent) Brown.
Beloved husband of 56 years to Karene Brown (nee Stass).
Loving father of Christopher Brown of Blenheim and Robert Brown (Lynn) of Tilbury.
Proud Grandpa of Elena, Dillan and Sadie.
Also missed by many in-laws, nieces, nephews, family and friends.
Russ has served in the Armed Forces, and ran Brown's BandB Baits with his wife Karene in Erieau for 12 years. He retired from Sieman's after over 22 years of service. He liked to hunt, but he especially enjoyed fishing with friends and family. He was a member of the Rod and Gun Club and a former member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Br. 185 Blenheim. Russ enjoyed life on his own terms.
A gathering of friends and family to celebrate his life will be held at the Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 2:00 - 5:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations made in memory of Russ to the Salvation Army or War Amps would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com
McKinlay Funeral Home, 141 Park Street, Blenheim, 519-676-3451